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A STRANGE LOOP & More Lead Boston's Spring 2024 Top Theatre Shows

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for Spring 2024 include A Strange Loop and more!


The Cast Of BNS Productions' adaptation of August Wilson's 'Piano Lesson' was absolutely superb which facilitated the outstanding presentation of an intriguing storyline.

Pam MacKinnon and Orlando Pabotoy to Receive 2022-2023 Joe A. Callaway Awards From SDCF

Pam MacKinnon and Orlando Pabotoy receive the 2022-2023 Joe A. Callaway Awards from Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for excellence in directing and choreography.

Four-Show Subscriptions Now on Sale for Playhouse on Park's 15th Main Stage Season

There are four Main Stage shows remaining in Playhouse on Park's 15th Anniversary Season, and subscribers save 20% off individual ticket prices. Learn more about the shows and how to get tickets here!

Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE Opens 'Balancing Act' Season at A Noise Within

Three young Black girls in 1940s Ohio strive to make sense of love, sisterhood, abuse and hate. A Noise Within opens its 2023-24 'Balancing Act' season with The Bluest Eye, adapted for the stage by Lydia R. Diamond from the novel by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and directed by Andi Chapman.

Playhouse On Park Announces 15th Anniversary Season & Subscriptions Now On Sale!

Patrons and friends from the Playhouse on Park community tuned in for Playhouse's Season 15 Big Reveal in-person and via livestream; the season was announced by Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of KING JAMES at Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the New York premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group's production of King James. Check out photos from opening night!

Theater Alliance Produces Stage Adaptation Of THE BLUEST EYE

As part of its family-friendly 20th Anniversary Season, Theater Alliance is revisiting a show it produced more than 15 years ago: The Bluest Eye, adapted from Toni Morrison's novel by Lydia R. Diamond. 

SWEENEY TODD, THE BLUEST EYE & More Set for A Noise Within's 2023-24 Season

A Noise Within has announced an eclectic six-play 2023-24 season sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation that the company is dubbing a 'Balancing Act.'

FAT HAM, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Set for The Huntington 23/24 Season

The Huntington has announced its complete lineup for the 23/24 season, featuring an eclectic mix of 7 highly acclaimed shows by a wide variety of diverse artists. See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: TONI STONE at Goodman Theatre

What did our critic think of TONI STONE at Goodman Theatre? TONI STONE is a memory play-in more ways than one. Lydia R. Diamond's play is indeed structured in non-linear (and yet, still mostly chronological order) as the titular Toni Stone recounts her memories as the first woman to regularly play professional baseball. It's also a memory play in the sense that it captures a moment in history that many audiences may not know before they see the work. In real life, Toni Stone played for the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro League team, in 1953. The play itself never references that year-or any dates in Toni's timeline-outright (the program merely lists the setting as '1920's-1940's USA.') Instead, Toni weaves between different moments in her life, diving in and out of them-much like she might dive to catch a ball in the outfield (although she played second base).

Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension of DOWNSTATE

Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has extended the New York premiere of Bruce Norris's provocative, critically lauded play Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, a second and final time, to January 7, 2023.

PREDICTOR, A New Play About The Inventor Of The Home Pregnancy Test, To Premiere In 2023

Angels Theatre Company will present the premiere of PREDICTOR, a play based on the real-life story of Margaret Crane who, in 1967, defied all odds and expectations to become the inventor of the first home pregnancy test.

Exclusive: Watch Ruben Santiago-Hudson in a Clip From EAST NEW YORK on CBS

Watch an exclusive video preview of the upcoming episode of East New York on CBS starring Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The episode takes place during an investigation into a fatal shooting, the team crosses paths with Demonté Green (Woody McClain), a smooth-talking businessman who may have been the intended target.

New York Premiere of Bruce Norris' DOWNSTATE to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October

Playwrights Horizons will present the New York premiere of Bruce Norris’s Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, October 28–December 11 (opening November 15). This provocative work surrounds a registered address in downstate Illinois, where four men convicted of sex crimes share a group home, living out their days post-incarceration.

Review: TONI STONE at Three Bone Theatre

Toni Stone hit a homerun for me. There were so many takeaways. I left feeling educated, inspired, empowered, and enlightened much more than I was when I came.

New York Stage and Film Announces Casting; Founders' and Pfaelzer Award Winners

New York Stage and Film begins its summer season in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 9 and will run for five weeks to Sunday, August 7 for in-person programming that will support more than 35 new stories for theater, film and television. 

SMART PEOPLE Begins Performances At Capital Stage, June 22

Capital Stage presents its final production of the 2021/22 Season - SMART PEOPLE by Lydia R. Diamond.

New Musical Adaptation of TREASURE ISLAND & More Announced for The Aurora Fox's 38 Season

For the first time since 2020, the Aurora Fox Arts Center will present a full season of four mainstage shows and two smaller black box shows. The Aurora Fox’s 38th season will include Joan Didion’s theatrical adaption of her best-selling memoir, “The Year of Magical Thinking;” the Colorado premieres of “Futurity” by César Alvarez and The Lisps and more.

Garden Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season

At the opening night performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on April 23, Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh announced Garden Theatre’s upcoming 15th season. Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions immediately. New subscriptions begin at $96 and go on sale May 24. All single tickets go on sale July 6.


Lydia R. Diamond has written 2 shows including Stick Fly (Playwright), Toni Stone (Playwright).

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